Dr. William Bridel is an associate professor with the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.

With a distinct interest in studying sex, gender, and sexuality, William’s SSHRC-funded research focuses on LGBTQI2S+ inclusion in Canadian sport, and figure skating specifically. His advocacy work includes being a founding member of the LGBTQI2S+ Sport Inclusion Task Force, speaking to local, provincial, and national sport organizations on LGBTQI2S+ inclusion, as well as development of policy and educational resources.

His research and advocacy work also addresses bullying in the context of sport and the larger cultural context. In recognition of his work in sport and on campus, William received the 2021 University of Calgary Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Faculty Award.